Hiring, according to top corporate leaders, should not just be the standard job interview, which has become predictable and routine, but something creative and challenging.
One has to find new ways to find out how a person thinks, taking them out of their ‘seat of comfort’. Allowing candidates to speak their mind, or providing them challenging situations to work on can be a better indicator of their employability.
If you've ever sat through a job interview, chances are you've wished for smart answers to the dumb questions that always seem to be asked. One of the things I work on when I consult with clients is knowing how to reframe a question to get to the answer you want to communicate.
The virtual stack of resumes in your inbox is winnowed and certain candidates have passed the phone screen. Next step: in-person interviews. How should you use the relatively brief time to get to know - and assess - a near stranger? How many people at your firm should be involved?
There are some job interview questions that are guaranteed to come up in most (if not all) of your job interviews - regardless of your industry, your experience level, and job type. At the top of this list is the universal and much-dreaded classic: "Tell me about yourself."